Skip to main content
Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Patriot Perspective: Eagle View students take learning into nature
Director's Notes: Enrollment applications being taken
Brainerd celebrates School Board Recognition Week
Operation Round-Up offers Impact Grant
Pine River-Backus School Board: TeHennepe to resign at end of school year
Boys Basketball: Patriots top Gobblers
Girls Basketball: Tiger girls win two
Area Girls Basketball: Patriots defend home court over Pillager
Area Girls Basketball: Pirates tame Tigers
PR-B 5th-graders first at C-I
Joel Brian Carlson
Charles "Chuck" William Halstead
Shirley Mae Daniels
Women can reduce risk of heart disease with diet, exercise
3 things for better health - Feb. 18
Jake Haapajoki took his own life as a teen. But his 'Smiles' live on.
Faith: God shows how much He loves us
Senior Menus: Feb. 18-22, 2019
From the Lefthand Corner: We truly are surrounded by good in Echoland
The Cracker Barrel: A sense of wonder
Mayor's Notebook: Participate in changing Breezy Point for the better
Grim's Tales: Unexpected challenge of living alone
Guest Opinion: Proposed paid and sick leave legislation is wrong for Minnesota
letters to the editor
HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY
Births: Jan. 15, 2019
Dayne Fox- Jennah Fox
Open House For Cecil Kottschade
March 24, 2018
How to prevent powdery mildew in garden
Q: Last year powdery mildew spread across most of my garden including my pumpkin and squash patch. Do the spores overwinter in soil? Will turning...
March 24, 2018 - 8:31am
March 10, 2018
Cuttings develop healthier roots in media versus water
Q: I saved several coleus plants from last summer's outdoor planters, and I've been growing them indoors this winter. I'd like to start cuttings...
March 10, 2018 - 8:32am
Neglected orchid blooms unexpectedly
Q: I don't have a question, but I have to share this with someone and since you know plants, it is you. Last year for Valentine's Day I received...
February 10, 2018 - 7:45am
December 23, 2017
Christmas centerpiece made on the fly
Q: When I read your recent article about making Christmas centerpieces, I thought of some I've made and wish to share a photo of one that has...
December 23, 2017 - 7:30am
How to deal with the yearly fall nuisance of yellowjackets
Q: I'm being attacked by yellowjacket wasps every time I step out my door. I've set out traps that work especially well but have not found a...
September 23, 2017 - 8:51am
June 17, 2017
Fielding Questions: Leaf galls appearing on area maples
Q: Our Autumn Blaze Maple tree has greenish-red bumps on many of its leaves. Are these insect eggs that will hatch and eat the dickens out of...
June 17, 2017 - 10:22am
June 10, 2017
How to prevent disease from attacking garden phlox
Q: I have phlox plants in my back yard and every year about this time the leaves start turning yellow from the bottom up. The tops of the plants...
June 10, 2017 - 8:01am
June 3, 2017
Fielding Questions: Rejuvenating lilacs
Q: Our lilac is beautiful, but I fear it will eventually just have flowers at the top like some I've seen. Each year we've removed three or...
June 3, 2017 - 11:48am
April 22, 2017
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Q: I live in a condo without space to plant a large garden. I love sugar peas and I'm wondering if they could be successfully grown in planters...
April 22, 2017 - 10:15am
April 1, 2017
Fielding Questions: Time to start dahlias indoors
Q: I bought dahlia bulbs and want to jump start them in peat pots. How soon do you think I should plant them? If we plant dahlias directly in...
April 1, 2017 - 9:14am
March 25, 2017
Fielding Questions: Rabbit damage can ruin evergreens
Q: Rabbits severely chewed an evergreen shrub in the corner of our courtyard this winter. Do you think it will grow back?—Jerry Luebke,...
March 25, 2017 - 8:11am
March 18, 2017
Fielding Questions: What causes cucumber fruits to curl?
Q: Why do my cucumber fruits always curl? Even small picklers curl. We had the soil tested at North Dakota State University and they said it...
March 18, 2017 - 8:49am
March 11, 2017
How long should spruce trees be staked?
Q: During the fall of 2015, we planted four Colorado Blue Spruce trees that were 18 to 20 feet tall. They were installed by a tree mover, then...
March 11, 2017 - 8:10am
March 4, 2017
Fielding Questions: Helping a split crabapple tree
Q: We're looking for advice to help our young crabapple tree. Several winter storms and heavy snow weighed down a branch and caused a split down...
March 4, 2017 - 9:40am
February 25, 2017
Perennials potentially damaged from early-season warmup
Q: I want to share what I found yesterday with our perennial sedum. I don't know what might happen, but I'm guessing we will get too cold again...
February 25, 2017 - 7:39am